Strengthening phytosanitary capacity for plant exports
The project aims at improving Zambia’s phytosanitary capacity and increase confidence of trading partners, especially Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Member States, through compliance with their phytosanitary requirements.
Specifically, the project will focus on:
Improving access to trading partners' phytosanitary requirements and understanding of risk-based approaches to managing trade in plant products.Formally recognizing the roles and responsibilities of Zambia's National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO).
Developing strategies for future operations of Zambia's NPPO and Zambia-led regional plant quarantine pest surveillance programme.
Training NPPO staff in export phytosanitary regulatory systems based on IPPC standards.